Taught course

Leadership for Sustainable Rural Development

Queen's University Belfast · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Submission of a portfolio and/or interview may be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Managing sustainability is one of the most challenging and rapidly growing areas in both the public and private sectors. With increasing recognition of the impact of a world living beyond its means, the commitment to sustainable development to meet the needs of present generations without jeopardising those of future generations has never been more apparent.

This innovative programme embraces action-based learning, facilitated through a series of work placements and group projects to foster critical thinking and promote the use of initiative for problem solving and decision making. Such experiences also provide the opportunity to contribute positively to the sustainable development agenda whilst enhancing key employability skills in a professional environment.

Information for international students


For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.


International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

Fees and funding

Students are invited to enquire about the availability of bursaries. Information on postgraduate awards is available from the Postgraduate Office. Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2585, email: pg.centre@qub.ac.uk

Students from the Republic of Ireland are also advised to contact their local County Councils for sources of funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Jude Stephens
+44 (0)28 9097 2114